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Fiber Time! a Knit Night

Fiber fun time! Calling all knitters, crocheters, hook rug artists, spinners, and portable loom weavers for a fun get-together evening of socializing and doing what we do best! Held on the last Wednesday of every month. Bring your own fiber and materials to work on as well as a yummy dessert to share. See everyone on Wednesday, January 28. Fiber time meets on the second floor of the J. Earle Bowden Building, 120 Church Street, starting at 5:30 pm. Please contact Wendi Davis for further information, 850-595-5985, Ext. 111.

Historic Pensacola Village Living History Program

Learn early 19th century cooking techniques and trade-skills from costumed Living History interpreters every Friday and Saturday in Historic Pensacola Village. Cooking takes place in an authentically recreated detached kitchen house using actual 18th and 19th century recipes. Trades demonstrated include broom making, sewing, basket weaving, and wood working. Demonstration schedules vary and are subject to change. Both cooking and trade demonstrations are included with the Village admission. See our Local 15 Coastal Community Spotlight on our Lavalle Kitchen House.

January 2015 Living History Schedule:

  • Tuesday: Daily Living; Colonial Herbs; Colonial Gardening
  • Wednesday: Colonial Crafts and Trades: Candle Making
  • Thursday: Daily Living, Colonial Games/Leisure; Gardening
  • Friday: Colonial Crafts and Trades-Woodworking; Colonial Foodways-buttermaking
  • Saturday: Colonial Foodways-Cooking; Soldiering-1812; Colonial Laundress

 

Beaches, Creatures, and Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters

November 10, 2014 - February 5, 2015

Florida has provided the perfect backdrop for movie magic for many years. Come learn what movies from Sci Fi classics to modern favorites. Exhibit is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum.

Galvez Portrait Reception

Congressman Jeff Miller will present a portrait of Spanish General Bernardo de Galvez to the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum on Thursday, January 29 at 9:00 a.m. Nina Fritz commissioned to paint the portrait of Galvez in celebration of the passing of the bill introduced by Congressman Jeff Miller conferring Honorary Citizenship to the Spanish General. Reception will take place in the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum. Open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Creature Movies with Pensacon

Join us on Saturdays in January as we screen three of the movies displayed in the exhibit, Beaches, Creatures, and Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters. Come in costume for a chance to win tickets to Pensacon 2015! Social mingle begins at 5:30 with screening at 6:00. Films will be screened in the first floor classroom of the J. Earle Bowden Building, 120 Church Street. Screenings have been moved from the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum. Thanks to Pensacon for their support of Pensacola history.

  • January 31, Return of the Creature from the Black Lagoon

Black History Month Lunch and Learn Series

The UWF Historic Trust and the UWF Office of Equity, Diversity and International Affairs is offering a month of lectures to celebrate Black History Month. All lectures will be in the Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center, 117 East Government Street.

Kick off: Tracing Your Family's Roots

Tuesday, February 3 at 12:00

Join the UWF Historic Trust and the UWF Office of Equity, Diversity and International Affairs as we kick off Black History Month with a lunch and lecture on Tuesday, February 3 at 12:00 in the Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center. Historic Trust Archivist Jacki Wilson and Genealogical Researcher Evan Strohl will present how to use the archives to research your family history. Lecture includes tour of the research library. Lunch will be served. The Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center is located at 117 East Government St. For more information, contact Wendi Davis at 595.5985 or Eryka Wallace at 474-2953.

Friday the 13th Haunted Tours

Join UWF Historic Trust as we haunt downtown Pensacola on Friday, February 13 and Friday, March 13 on our Friday the 13th Haunted Tours. Try your luck at 7:00, 7:45, 8:00, 8:45, 9:00 and 9:45. Tickets are $10/adults and $5/children 12 and under. For more information, Wendi at wdavis4@uwf.edu or 850.595.5985. No reservations required. Tickets available on nights of the tours at the Voices of Pensacola, 117 East Government Street.

Black History Month Brown Bag Lunch

Rich History of Music with Vivian Lamont and the Belmont Youth Band

Tuesday, February 17 at 12:00

Bring a brown bag lunch for our next lecture in our Black History Month Series. Vivian Lamont will discuss the origins and successes of the Belmont Youth Band on Tuesday, February 17 at 12:00 in the Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center.

Black History Month Brown Bag Lunch

Life of the Enslaved at Arcadia Mill with Adrianne Sams

Tuesday, February 24 at 12:00

Bring a brown bag lunch for our final lecture in our Black History Month series with UWF's Office of Equity, Diversity, and International Affairs. Adrianne Sams, Site Manager for Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site, will discuss the lives of the enslaved at Arcadia Mill on Tuesday, February 24 at 12:00 p.m. in the Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center.

Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site Grand Reopening

Saturday, March 14 10:00-2:00 p.m.

Showcasing Arcadia's recent site development with particular attention on the new bridge and boardwalk. Free and open to the public. Children's activities include candle dipping and crafts. Site tours continue throughout the event. Visitor's must park at Pensacola State College West Lot and trolleys will run continuously between the PSC parking lot and Arcadia Mill. Click here for a parking map. For more questions, contact Adrianne Sams at 626-3084.

81st Annual Dinner

Spies, Schemes, and the Sons of Liberty: The Shadier Side of East and West Florida During the American Revolution with Roger Smith

Monday, March 16

The UWF Historic Trust is hosting the 81st Annual Dinner on Monday, March 16. This year we will host a social and dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for $20/per person in the Museum of Commerce, 201 East Zaragoza St. RSVP with payment to: Annual Dinner, PO Box 12866, Pensacola, Florida 32591.

At 6:30 p.m. we will host a free lecture by Roger Smith, Ph. D., Spies, Schemes, and the Sons of Liberty: The Shadier Side of East and West Florida During the American Revolution. The lecture is free thanks to a Florida Humanities Council Speaker's Bureau grant. Guests do not need to attend the social and dinner to attend the lecture. For more information, Wendi at 595.5985.

 

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